Blake Barnett entered his junior season tagged as a pro-style quarterback but that label might have to be changed because the Corona (Calif.) Santiago quarterback can move.
Through five games this season, Barnett has thrown for 1,210 yards and 14 touchdowns. He's also rushed for 569 yards and 11 scores on only 48 attempts. Pro-style quarterbacks usually don't average nearly 12 yards per carry.
"I'm getting opportunities in the game and I'm trying to take advantage," Barnett said.
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"I kind of went into the season with everyone thinking I was a pocket passer because of my size. This season I started running a little bit and it worked out. I'd almost consider myself a dual-threat."
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound 2015 prospect has seen his recruitment pick up, too, and he has two big trips scheduled for the coming weeks.
This weekend Barnett will travel to Tennessee for its big game against Georgia. Later in the season, the 2015 recruit will head to Notre Dame for the USC game.
"Tennessee talked to my quarterback coach and the coach wanted to see me," Barnett said. "They said they'd love to have me out for a game so I tried to find the easiest one possible. We have a bye week so it worked out perfectly.
"Notre Dame contacted me through Twitter. They said they saw my film and they like what they see and they wanted me to come out to a game this year. I found out another weekend that's possible and we're going to make it happen."
Other involvement is also coming in for Barnett, who is still waiting for his first offer. The Corona Santiago standout said UCLA, Duke, Colorado and Boise State have reached out recently.